Created out of the merger between the legacy Bell Atlantic and the former GTE, Verizon Communications is the second-largest regional bell operating company (RBOC) with Network serving residential and small business customers evolving to fiber-to-the-premises technology with FiOS high-speed fiber services and more than 140 million customer connections (wireless, wireline, broadband and TV).

(Source: SEC Filing) Verizon Communications Inc. provides communication services. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Wireless and Wireline. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; and sells equipment in the United States. The Wireline segment provides voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network, network access, long distance, and other services in the United States and internationally. The company serves consumer, business, and government customers, as well as carriers. As of December 31, 2010, its network covered a population of approximately 292 million and provided service to a customer base of approximately 94.1 million. The company was formerly known as Bell Atlantic Corporation and changed its name to Verizon Communications Inc. in June 2000. Verizon Communications Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York.

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T-Mobile suspends trial of Passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi phones with Bright House Networks

T-Mobile US as of Dec. 10 suspended a trial of its Preferred Wi-Fi Network for select customers in its Orlando and Tampa, Fla., markets.

Verizon accuses FPL of postponing decisions on pole attachment rates

Verizon says Florida Power and Light's recent request to the FCC for a Motion for Leave to File is nothing more than a stalling tactic it is taking to deny the telco from providing reasonable rates to attach its wires to the utility company's poles.

Verizon completes rollout of remote streaming for FiOS DVRs

Verizon has completed its nationwide rollout of remote streaming of FiOS DVRs. The newly updated version of the FiOS mobile app lets users of FiOS Quantum TV and Internet services stream "nearly all" of their DVR-recorded shows from any remote location with an Internet connection.

Verizon downgraded by BTIG due to 'tame competitive environment' and a conservative wireless strategy

Walter Piecyk of BTIG Research downgraded Verizon from buy to neutral, opining in a research note that the nation's largest wireless carrier is unlikely to dramatically grow its revenues anytime soon.

T-Mobile, AT&T and others draw scrutiny with zero-rated data

T-Mobile US' Binge On and other zero-rated services continue to draw scrutiny in the regulatory and business sectors, according to a new The Wall Street Journal report on the space. Indeed, some are worried that Binge On and similar services represent a way to "boost favored content," a move that would run afoul of the FCC's net neutrality guidelines.

AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier and Verizon want more time to review special access data

A group of ILECs-- AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, and Verizon-- have jointly asked the FCC to extend the deadline to submit Direct Cases related to the regulator's assessment of ILECs' special access rates.

Verizon's advertised Internet speeds put to the test by New York AG

Verizon's Internet speeds in New York are facing further scrutiny from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who asked users on Sunday to test the speeds of their Internet connections and post the results online.

Surprise: Verizon and AT&T face declining growth in mobile video, Ooyala says

Just as major U.S. wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T finally launch major new platforms to address the market, the explosive growth in mobile video consumption appears to be slowing down, according to online video firm Ooyala.

FCC rules against Sirius, approves T-Mobile and Verizon spectrum swap

The FCC granted permission to T-Mobile to swap some AWS-1 and PCS spectrum licenses with Verizon, rejecting objections raised by Sirius XM.

Slowing growth of mobile video could spell trouble for AT&T, Verizon

The explosive growth of mobile video is slowing, according to a new report from the online video firm Ooyala. And that slowing is happening just as wireless carriers are running headlong into the space.